Yes, I was thinking about that earlier this evening, too.
This has gone for good reason. Some of you may remember the bug that I could never track down in SG: sometimes the word count displayed in the footer view went out of sync with the real word count of the document. In SG the word count got saved separately for each document which is why I could display it in the table. This has now changed so that the word count never goes out of sync. Thus it has gone - for now. It may or may not return. Please be patient.